I am a qualified Bsc Agric (Animal and Pasture science) degree professional. I have experience in Animal science research on Nguni and Bonsmara
Eastern Cape Legislature Organizing Committee
stakeholder successfully representing the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture.
➢ Currently working under Animal Science Research at Dohne Agricultural Development Institute in the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture. I am currently responsible for two(2) Bonsmara Research Projects both at Dohne and Bathurst. Also supervising two(2) technicians. I am also responsible for Livestock Production Improvement Scheme for the Eastern Cape Province at Dohne.
➢ Passed the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) Examination and I am a qualified Estate Agent having Fidelity Fund Certificate. I am a qualified property consultant.
➢ Worked as part of recruiting(aptitude test,, shortlisting, panelist) team for the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture.
➢ I am motivational speaker motivating in schools, churches and communities at large.
➢ I am in Zwelitsha Assemblies of God Church leadership, a church membership over 600 and still continuing to grow on a daily basis. Responsible for the day to day running of church activities. Also a member of Assemblies of God Border church leadership responsible for the proper functioning of the church in the border region, part of National Assemblies of God and general conference.
Principal Animal Scientist(Researcher) at Dohne Agricultural Development Institute in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Dohne Agricultural Development Institute
From September 2001
under Information Dissemination Unit. Also co-ordinating the training of Provincial Extension Officers and analysing the Provincial projects Inventories.
I initiated, established Agricultural Careers Exhibitions which is currently functional in the Eastern Cape Department of Agricultural and single handedly served the province, established work relations with Premier's office, private sector, Department of Education, other government's departments and NGO's. I have excellently represented the Department of Agriculture in UMthatha Careers' expo organised by the South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) and have worked closely with Premiers' Office, Fort Hare University, government departments, NGO's, private sector throughout the province and have successfully promoted agriculture in schools through Career Days, Information Days, Regional, Provincial youth shows in schools and initiating school visits and also fully participated in promoting women in agriculture through Regional, Provincial and National Female Farmer Competitions through the use of digital video camera and digital camera.
I initiated and established video and DVD production unit and disseminated information in the various media form (videos, pamphlets, brochures, leaflets, flyers, career exhibitions and continuing capturing, gathering and processing information through the use of digital video camera, digital camera, etc). I liased with Municipalities, Universities and schools and general public with regard to Careers in Agriculture and Dohne visits. I started and was responsible for the six (6) Eastern Cape Agricultural Resource Centres throughout the province.
Currently working for Animal Science Research Section as a Principal Animal Scientist(Researcher) at Dohne Agricultural Development Institute in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and responsible for supervising technicians both at Dohne and Bathurst Experiment Station respectively. I am running Bonsmara research project at Dohne which...
Chairperson of Fort Hare Student Christian
Fort Hare SCO Board
of Committees and an Executive Member of SCO Board of Committees at Fort Hare University from 1996 to 1998.
➢ Vice chairperson of Fort Hare Agricultural Society which organized Farmers' Days, Annual Academic Awards for the Faculty of Agricultural Students in recognition of students with outstanding academic performance and those with excellent leadership qualities. I was a member of Agricultural Faculty Board and a Class representative for Animal & Pasture Science 4th year students in 1998.
➢ Vice chairperson of Margate Community Policing Forum (CPF) interim committee in partnership with South African Police Service (SAPS) with a clear objective of Crime Prevention and established a fully fledged Margate CPF. I became a Margate Youth Desk Chairperson working with Margate CPF and also a member of CPF Margate and Margate SAPS, and became a member of Margate SAPS Management Board. Several Crime Prevention Projects were established including Adopt a Cop Project and talks in schools and also AIDS awareness Campaign working with Health Department in Margate schools and many Youth Desks had been established in the Margate Policing Area.
I was a chairperson of Umzimkhulu (KwaZulu-Natal) Youth Desk comprising of 32 police stations in the Umzimkhulu Policing Area in KwaZulu-Natal and established several youth desks, a member of Umzimkhulu CPF, Umzimkhulu Management Board and Umzimkhulu SAPS Management representing the youth. All this was voluntary work in 1999.
➢ Youth representative in Border Convention Centre Committee in the Eastern Cape in 2003.
➢ Provincial Information Dissemination Co-ordinator responsible for establishment and smooth running of Agricultural Information Resource Centres throughout the Eastern Cape and also an Eastern Cape Province Agricultural Careers Exhibitions Co-ordinator.
➢ Border Convention Centre Committee Member responsible for the planning, construction and development of the centre.
Student Professional Officer
The Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture
And worked with the Animal Health Division: Veterinary Directorate At Mbizana Agricultural Offices (1994-1997). I had been fully participating in a community project called Stop Rabies Campaign aiming at vaccinating dogs, informing farmers and communities about the dangers of Rabies to animals and humans.
➢ Employed as a Teacher at Mlonde High School in the Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal, Sayidi Region in 2000. Mainly teaching Biology and Agriculture in grades 10 & 11. I became grade 11a class teacher and voluntarily assisted teachers upgrading Mathematics and also local students by providing guidance in careers. I participated in sports codes.
➢ Worked as a Lecturer at Tsolo Agricultural College in the Sections: Animal Health and Animal Production under Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs( year 2000-2001). Mainly lecturing and conducting practicals on Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Microbiology, Animal Health and Meat Hygiene. I became an invigilator and later became a Chief Invigilator. I fully participated in the farmer training courses as a trainer mainly on Animal Production with an aim of imparting agricultural expertise to the emerging farmers and to interpret for them (English to IsiXhosa).
Pasture vs veld on Bonsmara production
Comparing the effect of cultivated pasture vs veld on Bonsmara breeding performances. The animas were 200 per each veld type, weighed monthly, recording pregnancy results, pregnancy percentage, calving %, calving rate, vaccination of animals, eartagging of cattle and calves, animal nutrition, statistical analysis of data
Qualifications & Certifications
Fort Hare University
Fort Hare University